Whenever I visit McLean, I stop by Artisans. This small boutique carries a variety of gift items, jewelry, home accessories, women's clothing bath products and specialty items. Perfect spot to pick up a gift for a birthday, girlfriend, house warming, Mother's Day.
Chic, campy items that "you simply must have" and exquisite clothing--many of natural fibers and appealing to all you fashionistas who want something a little different. How about a fabulous straw handbag, t-shirt and pants w/ruffles or fringe in eclectic colors that just scream "buy me please!" Wonderful, handcrafted jewelry made by local artists--support their work, please.
They usually have a sale rack outside the front door which can be a great place to pick up end of season clothes that are drastically marked down but still in excellent condition.
Sales help is friendly without being overbearing. They do a nice job gift wrapping. Love this shop.